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Cut to:Exterior: TWA Boeing 707 flying from right to left acrossscreen - afternoon, clear sky. Sound: noise of jet engines.Cut to:Interior: TWA Boeing 707-afternoon. Sound: cool instru-mental version of These Foolish Things'.Close-up:PHILIP,asleep, wearing headphones, hismouth slightly open.Draw backto revealD£SIR£Bsitting next to him, reading Simone de Beauvoir'sTheSecondSex.D£SIR£Elooks out of the window, then ather wristwatch, then atPHILIP.She twists the knobabove his head which controls the in-flight enter-tainment.Sound changes abruptly to narration of'The ThreeBears'.RECORDEDVOICE: And the Daddy Bear said, 'Who's beensleeping in MY bed ?' and the Mummy Bear said,' Who'sbeen-'PHILIPwakes with a guilty start, tears off his ear-phones.Sound: muted noise of jet engines.237
D£SIR£E:(smiles)Wake up, we're nearly there.PHILIP : New York ? Already?DESIR£E: Of course, you never know how long you'regoing to be stacked at this time of the year.Cut to:Interior: VCio-afternoon.MORRIS:(ToHILARY)I hope to hell we aren't stacked forhours over Kennedy.Cut to:Exterior: VC io - afternoon. We see the plant head-on. Itbegins to lose height. Sound: jet engines changing note.Cut to:Exterior: Boeing yoy — afternoon. We see the plane head-on.It begins to bank to the right. Sound: jet engines changing note.Cut to:Interior: Flight deck, VC io -afternoon.BRITISHGAP-TAIN,scanning the sky, looks to his right.Close-up:BRITISH CAPTAINregisters alarm.Cut to:Interior: Flight deck, Boeing yoy - afternoon. Close-up:AMERICAN CAPTAINregisters horror.Cut to:Interior: Flight deck, VC io - afternoon.Looking over theBRITISH CAPTAIN'Sshoulder we see the Boeing 707,terrifyingly near, cross the path of the VG 10, bankingin an effort to avoid collision. TheBRITISH CAPTAINmanipulates the controls to bank in the oppositedirection.Cut to:Interior: Boeing joy, passengers* cabin - afternoon.Alarmand confusion among passengers as the plane tiltsviolently.Sound: screams, cries etc.Cut to:Interior: VC 10 passengers' cabin - afternoon.Alarm andconfusion among passengers as the plane tilts violently.Sound: screams, cries etc.Cut to:Interior : Flight deck, VC 10-afternoon.238BRITISH CAPTAIN:(coollyintomicrophone)Hello KennedyFlight Control. This is BO AC Whisky Sugar Eight. Ihave to report an air miss.Cut to:Interior: Flight deck, Boeing yoy — afternoon.AMERICANC A P T A I N :(enraged, intomicrophone)What thefuck do you think you guys are doing down there ?Cut to:Interior: VC 10 passengers' cabin - afternoon. Sound:babble of conversation - 'Didyou see that?''Must have missedus by inches',' Sure was a near thing'etc.MORRIS:(moppinghisbrow)I always said, if God had meantus to fly he'd have given me guts.HILARY: I feel sick.Cut to:Interior: Boeing yoy passengers' cabin - afternoon. Sound?babble of conversation.D£SIR£E:(shakily,toPHILIP)What was that?PHILIP: I think we nearly collided with another plane.